Live Acoustic Music Near Rockland, Massachusetts

If you've never experienced hearing talented musicians perform in a small, intimate environment, you are in for a treat.

House concerts are a growing trend across the country, where people invite friends and neighbors into their homes for an up-close concert experience. And there are several house concerts being held in and around the Rockland area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Many churches and non-profit community groups around Rockland host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Local libraries also host free concerts that are open to the general public.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms and small theaters in and around the Rockland area. Restaurants and cafes in the area sometimes also host nationally touring musicians.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

Apr 24, 2021
Playing at Norwood Theater (Small Theater)
May 2, 2021
Playing at The Cultural Center of Cape Cod (Listening Room)
May 8, 2021
Playing at Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
If folk, roots, and Americana were on a Venn diagram, Grace Morrison would be squarely in the center. With a career that began as a backup singer for rock icons like Eddie Money and Joey Molland (of
May 22, 2021
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
May 28, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Jun 10, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Kathleen Alice "Kathy" Mattea is an American country music and bluegrass performer who often brings folk, Celtic, and traditional country sounds to her music.
Jun 18, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Jun 26, 2021
Playing at Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Listening Room)
Jul 8, 2021
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 11, 2021
Playing at Zeiterion Performing Arts Center (Small Theater)
Rock, jazz, funk and alternative folk, all wrapped in the spirit of the Latin music she grew up with. NPR calls Alisa, “a pitch-perfect rendition of my wildest dreams.”
Jul 12, 2021
Playing at Zeiterion Performing Arts Center (Small Theater)
Rock, jazz, funk and alternative folk, all wrapped in the spirit of the Latin music she grew up with. NPR calls Alisa, “a pitch-perfect rendition of my wildest dreams.”
Jul 17, 2021
Playing at Log House Concerts (House Concert)
“When you combine the transcendent poetry of Bob Dylan with the gritty, real-world rock-n-roll storytelling that Bruce Springsteen made so famous, and then add a dash of the political activism embod
Jul 17, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Rockland, MA

House Concerts

Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)
Log House Concerts (Westport)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)

Listening Rooms

Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)
City Winery (Boston)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Sandywoods Center for the Arts (Tiverton)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
The Cultural Center of Cape Cod (South Yarmouth)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
The Bebop (Boston)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)
The Burren (Somerville)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Askew (Providence)
Coffeehouse at the Mews (Provincetown)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)

Libraries

Warwick Public Library (Warwick)

Small Theaters

Norwood Theater (Norwood)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
The Cabot (Beverly)
AS220 (Providence)
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center (New Bedford)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Payomet Performing Arts Center (North Truro)